For those of you who are new here- I struggle with anxiety and depression (although it's way better than it used to be/ I manage it better now). But, In the past year I've leaned on alcohol quite a bit to numb anxious feelings and quiet my busy mind. What started as a glass of… Continue reading What Happened When I Stopped Drinking Every Night?
This one goes out to all of the people going through fertility treatments/procedures in hopes of conceiving. It also goes out to their support system, wife, husband, partner, best friend, roommate- whoever has truly got their back! It is also dedicated to people who aren't so helpful. I in no way think anyone is being… Continue reading Things to NEVER Say to Someone Going Through Fertility Treatments/ Infertility
I'm not huge on makeup, it's definitely not something I'll splurge on a regular basis. BUT- I love skin care products. Skin is so delicate and truly mirrors how you treat it. Of course, what we put into our body is SO important when it comes to how our skin looks and feels, but the… Continue reading My Favourite Skincare Products
It's no secret many of us lose sleep due to stress & anxiety. When our parents checked for monsters under our beds, I wonder if they were thinking to themselves "silly kid, they're inside your head." I've overcome night time anxiety and nocturnal panic attacks. I started having nocturnal panic attacks after I graduated college- likely… Continue reading Coping With Anxiety When Trying to Sleep
My First Experience With Self-Care I first heard the term "self-care" when I was in college studying Child and Youth Care. Our profs would tell us constantly how important self-care is in our profession and how it will ultimately prevent burnout. We would have conversations of what self-care meant, and how to fit it into… Continue reading Self-Care Doesn’t Mean Putting Yourself Into Debt
If you were to ask me 10 years ago where I would be at 25, "I don't know if I'll make it to 25." My mental illness (diagnosed as depression, anxiety & OCD) has been a shadow following me since I was 12. I remember the first time I thought there might be something wrong… Continue reading What do you mean I might not be mentally ill?
*Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional and in no way am encouraging others to try any of the products/supplements I mention until they consult with their doctor. Recently I've drastically changed what I'm consuming. Not to say I was eating complete garbage before...but I wasn't eating what my body needed. I'd fill my body… Continue reading Why Changing What I Eat is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For My Mental Health
I've experienced and struggled with anxiety since I was a child. Through lots of research and trial and error, I've found strategies and remedies for managing it. *Note: These remedies aren't in replacement of medications, they simply may aid in highly anxious times. I use these remedies on top of my medication as "spot treatment."… Continue reading My Top 3 Natural Remedies for Anxiety
Worst. Feeling. Ever. Am I right? I don't often miss my medication but, when I do, I sure do feel it. My head feels like electric shocks are pulsing through my synapses and my stomach feels like it's being shredded. I feel exhausted no matter how much sleep I get. I'm irritable, angry and impossible… Continue reading How to Survive When You Miss Your Medication
Christmas, although a cheerful time, can be especially stressful for those struggling with mental illness. It's a time where there are numerous social expectations, alcohol (depressant) is easily accessible and may be part of family traditions, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is at a high as the world feels terribly cold and dark. Loneliness during… Continue reading How to Support People With Mental Illness During The Christmas Season